Informative Speech Com-150.04 (rough outline #2) I. Introduction:
A. Attention Getter- Your memory is a monster; you forget- it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory but it has you! (John Irving) B. Purpose – After hearing my speech the audience will be able to define and explain memory loss or dementia in adults. Why? : This is important because we all have a memory that could be affected by memory loss. C. Preview (PowerPoint)
1. What is memory loss or dementia?
A. What is memory loss or dementia? (Memory Loss, Ken R. Wells) 1. The inability to recall past events or knowledge
2. Also known as Amnesia and forgetfulness
3. Progressive loss of memory and other aspects of thinking. 4. May have a sudden or gradual onset
B. Types? (Memory, Ed K Lerner)
1. Long-Term Memory
a. Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory and reasoning b. Holds all the information that has managed to pass through sensory and short-term memory system. c. Potentially unlimited amount of information for an indefinite period of time. 2. Short- Term Memory
a. Thought process information by actively repeating grouping and summarizing it to aid it’s storage in long-term memory. b. Short-term memory can hold five to nine units of information for between twenty seconds to one minute. C. Causes? (Memory Loss: When to seek help, Mayo Clinic Staff) 1. Side effects of medication
2. Dementia from Alzheimer’s disease
3. Trauma injury to the head
5. Alcoholism and drug use
7. Brain tumors or infection
8. Herpes encephalitis
D. Disorders (Dissociative disorders, Ed Laurie J Fundukian) 1. Agnosia- the loss of the ability to recognize objects faces, voices or places. Rare...
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